Dorking Community Recycling Centre

Coronavirus - Community Recycling Centres update 6 January 2021

Surrey's Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) will remain open, however the Revive re-use shops will be closed.

Please do not visit the CRCs unless your journey is essential – stay at home. You should not visit the CRCs if you are any of the following:

  • Extremely vulnerable and are remaining at home for shielding purposes.
  • Symptomatic with coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • In 10-day self isolation. (Please refer to the NHS website for specific guidance on self isolation)

Residents using a van, pick-up or trailer can use the sites again, but will still need a valid van permit and adhere to the van permit terms and conditions.

Introducing ANPR at our CRCs from March 2021 onwards

Surrey County Council is introducing Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology to thirteen of its fifteen Community Recycling Centres. The system will capture and read an image of visitors' vehicle number plates to enable monitoring of usage and to assist in identifying unauthorised users. The cameras will be rolled out throughout March with the system going live shortly thereafter.

Dorking Community Recycling Centre (CRC) is a 'recycling only' centre and any non-recyclable materials will no longer be accepted at this site.

In addition vans, pickups and trailers will no longer be able to access this site.

The nearest alternative sites are Leatherhead CRC and Earlswood CRC.

Please see our webpage: Changes to our community recycling centres, for more information, and below for details on what you can bring and what you cannot bring to Dorking CRC.

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Site rules

  • Staff and visitors must adhere to the 2m social distancing rules at all times. There will be clearly marked walkways and only one person will be able to be on the gantries to access the containers at any time.
  • People must remain in their vehicle whilst queuing.
  • Site staff will not be able to help you move your waste, so please only bring what you can safely carry.
  • You must not come to the site if you are self-isolating because you or a member of your household has or has had symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If you or anyone in your household has had COVID-19 symptoms, your waste must be double bagged and only brought to the site after being left for 72 hours.

These site rules apply to all residents visiting any of our CRCs at all times.

Opening times

  • Monday to Thursday - closed (view the nearest community recycling centre to Dorking).
  • Friday - 8am to 4pm
  • Weekends - 8am to 4pm
  • The centre is open as usual on Bank Holidays with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day when the centre is closed

The centre can close for up to 30 minutes during the day while full containers are exchanged and waste compacted. View your nearest CRC alternative when Dorking is closed.

Information for customers with disabilities

Currently this site is unable to offer assistance to disabled visitors.

We are happy for elderly, infirm or disabled residents to bring somebody with them to help.

However, if this is not possible and you do require assistance, then you will need to visit one of our nine larger CRCs where they can provide trolleys on request. For further information please check before you visit.

Contact details

  • Address: Ranmore Road, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1TL
  • Telephone: 01306 887 471 (If this number is busy or switches over to the fax, please try again later or contact SUEZ Surrey on 020 8329 1030).

For safety, pedestrians cannot walk into the centre.

What you can bring

What you cannot bring

  • Asbestos
  • Business waste
  • Black bag waste
  • Carpets
  • Furniture
  • Hard plastics
  • Hazardous waste e.g garden chemicals and paint
  • Hard-core, rubble and soil
  • Plasterboard
  • Roofing felt
  • Tyres

Please note:

  • You will not be able to dispose of your recycling at Dorking CRC, in a van, pickup or trailer.
  • If you bring both recyclable waste and non-recyclable waste to these sites, you will only be allowed to dispose of your recyclable waste.
  • Staff have been provided with training and guidance to assess your waste, and their decision is final.
  • The law states that the council may restrict the availability of specified places to specified descriptions of waste.

Where you can take your non-recyclable waste



Vans, pick-ups and trailers will no longer be able to access this site. The nearest alternative site is Leatherhead CRC.


No pedestrian access allowed on to this site.